eWallet 8.2 for Android update includes fingerprint support

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We’re very pleased to announce that eWallet® 8.2 for Android OS is now available in the Google Play and Amazon app stores. The new release includes fingerprint support for entering passwords, copy/pasting of cards within and between wallets, and the ability to rename and change the type of your card fields.

eWallet 8.2 for Android lock screen

Some Android devices have had fingerprint scanners for a while now, but until Android OS 6 (Marshmallow), the scanners were supported by the device manufacturers rather than Android itself. We heard from many users (loud and clear!) that they really like the convenience of the fingerprint scanner, and now that Android 6 supports it, so does eWallet. And you can decide on a wallet-by-wallet basis if you want to use the fingerprint scanner to unlock your wallet or not.

 

Many of you also sync with the PC or Mac version of eWallet where it’s very convenient to move cards around between categories. As we all use our mobile devices for more and more in our daily lives though, it’s handy to be able to reorganize a bit by copy/pasting your eWallet cards right on your Android device.

Finally, many of you requested that we allow changing the field names directly in the Android version, for example, changing a label like User Name to Email. You can change the type of the field too, so if you want to have an extra password on your card and make that field hidden, now you can. Oh, and one more thing: the new version should be much better about opening the last wallet you used, so when you start eWallet, you’ll be right at the lock screen rather than your list of wallets.

I know I’ve said this before, but we are truly fortunate to get so much great real-world help with beta testing. We again had an excellent beta team for the 8.2 release and their feedback helped immensely. If you’re interested in participating in a future beta, or have any questions or comments about the release, please contact us!

eWallet 8.2 for Android runs on Android OS 4.0.3 to 6.0 including both phones and tablets. Use of the fingerprint scanner requires Android 6 on compatible devices. This upgrade is free for all users who already own a license of eWallet version 7 or 8 for Android. If you purchased a copy from Google Play or Amazon using their app stores, then you’ll be able to use the Update feature in the respective store to get the new version. Get all the info about eWallet here on our site.

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